Local 881 talks a lot about non-union Walmart to its members and to the media. The reason why is very clear:
Walmart is the number one threat to your union wages, hours, benefits, and job security.
As the largest retailer, Walmart’s business practices are leading a race to the bottom in terms of lower wages and fewer benefits for workers. Academic studies have shown that when Walmart opens a new store, the impact on existing businesses and workers is dramatic. Businesses close and the average wages and hours of workers in the community are reduced.
Walmart’s impact is addressed during every round of contract negotiations on your behalf. It is very important that Local 881 members get active in Walmart campaigns and not shop at Walmart, or other non-union competitors. A variety of studies have been conducted that reveal the true cost of Walmart's business practices. To learn more click here.